FLL Qualifiers

On the 7th and 14th of December we volunteered at the FLL Qualifiers in Anchorage at Begich middle school. It was a fantastic success, with about thirty teams showing up over the two qualifiers. The qualifiers start each of the competing teams going through Project Judging, where they display their …

FLL State Championship

This past Saturday, we volunteered at the FLL State Championship. On Friday, some of us helped set up, then the next day 25 of us (over 20% of the volunteer force) worked as FLL and Jr FLL judges, scorekeepers, referees, and videographers to keep the meet running smoothly. It was …

UAA STEM Day

Our team was ecstatic to be able to be apart of the University of Anchorage Alaska STEM day! We had a booth where we explained to the kids about Riley Robot (our children’s books) and our robot that competed in Houston. However, not many people came because we were working …

FTC Kickoff

As the only FRC team in Alaska, we often work to host and help with outreach events, often involving our youngers and other FIRST programs. Recently, we hosted the Anchorage FTC Kickoff. We streamed the official FIRST kickoff stream, before having team introductions and icebreakers. We then showed the teams …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, we have a rich scientific community, which manifests itself in several ways, including a recurring event that caters to the scientifically minded called Science Pubs. At these events, those who are scientists by trade or by interest come together at the 49th State Brewery to talk of new …

FTC Coach Training Intensive

Over the summer (7/29-/8/1) our team was asked by East High School FTC coach, Heather Roach, to volunteer at an FTC Coach training intensive at UAA. This coach training was designed to take rookie coaches through an entire season of FTC in just 5 days. We were asked to help …

UAA LEGO Robotics Camp

Today we spent an afternoon at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s summer camp to talk about FIRST. The camp was coordinated by Tammy, who has been a long time FIRST supporter, and has an FLL team of her own. Lawton, Josh, and Mitchell were invited to talk to the kids …

Reading Rendezvous 2019

This year was the 19th annual Reading Rendezvous at the Anchorage library. We volunteered to lead a booth, along with a few FTC teams. We brought our robot to demo, along with a binary bracelet making station, and two paper airplane launchers. At the booths, we had three activities planned. …